The Villainess Is a Marionette [Recommendation]

The Villainess Is A Marionette is an utterly gorgeous isekai manhwa, with an equally gorgeous protagonist. Prepare for manipulation, intrigue and death.

Alt TitlesAgnyeoneun Marionette, 恶女是提线木偶, 악녀는 마리오네트
CreatorsHan Yi Rim [hanirim, 한이림] (Author)
Mangle [Manggle, 망글이] (Artist)
LicensedOfficial English, Official Indonesian
Release2021
AdaptedOfficial English (Novel)
GenreDramaFantasyHistoricalIsekaiRomance
The Villainess Is A Marionette [Recommendation]

The Villainess Is A Marionette Summary

I woke up as Kayena Hill, the novel’s villainess, praised as the greatest beauty in the empire.

Who knew that her story would catch my attention because I was her in my past life?

Destined for terrible ends, I’ve died twice—but I refuse to die a third time as a pawn in someone else’s scheme. I’m no longer the vain and naïve princess.

Now that I know how the story will unfold, I’ll turn the tables around and have everyone dancing to my tune.

This time, I’ll be the one pulling the strings.

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The Villainess Is A Marionette [Recommendation]
The Villainess Is A Marionette is an isekai story, where our female lead knows what’s going to happen in the future.

In other words, she’s one step ahead, usually with no real effort.

In other words, the story is quite simple – since the female lead knows what’s going to happen in the future. However, her manipulation is quite basic, only basing it off her previous knowledge.

You see, the male lead is going to be falling in love with the female lead. Despite the princess’s attempts to make him fall in love with the novel’s original protagonist.

The Villainess Is A Marionette [Recommendation]
As you can guess, things start going awry soon after she takes over the body.

In other words, Kayena isn’t exactly “smart”, but she knows the story so she can predict others’ movements and expectations. In other words, her knowledge of the world only gets her so far – which means she’s not “smart” independent of her novel knowledge.

One thing which stands out with the manhwa is the utterly gorgeous art. It’s honestly the best art I’ve seen in a long time, both with vibrant colours but also just well-drawn.

Final thoughts: Despite some clichés, the story is gorgeous enough to warrant a read regardless. It’s quite good but confusing sometimes.

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